Private Career Colleges (PCC): Published PCC Program Standards

Published PCC Program Standards

Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by Private Career Colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:

  • Vocational or training standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
  • Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and

The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.

Select the links below to view those standards already available online.

(List of published program standards, in alphabetical order)